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Agriculture

  • COLUMN: FSA understands farmers
  • Column: Tips to manage storm water on farms

     We often hear a lot about managing storm water in urban settings, but we may not think about how it impacts farms. During a heavy rain event, clean rainwater can mix with mud, manure and other contaminants and become wastewater.

    To manage storm water on your farm you have to divert rainwater from production areas to keep it clean and to reduce the volume of wastewater. To stay in compliance with the Clean Water Act, agricultural operations must manage wastewater in a way that creates no discharge to surface water resources.

  • State begins spraying noxious weeds

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month. The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way.

    The cabinet, in accordance with KRS 176.051, targets Johnson grass, giant foxtail, Canada thistle, nodding thistle, multiflora rose, black nightshade, wild cucumber and kudzu.

  • 4-H: Chili cook-off was a community success

     The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club would like to thank everyone who supported their recent chili cook-off and silent auction. All proceeds went to the 4-H Shooting Sports Club. 

    The club is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18, with no membership fee.

    A special thanks goes to the following businesses who donated items to the silent auction: Arrowhead Pawn, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Waste Transport,

  • 4-H Calendar - March 6, 2013

     No dogs at Dog Club meeting

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. March 8 at the LaRue County Extension office. No dogs at this meeting.

     

    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. March 11 at the LaRue County Extension office.

     

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 13 at the LaRue County Extension Service.

     

    Volunteers needed for Expo

  • Forestry office to move to Campbellsville

     Hardin County native Steve Gray has spent about 30 years of his career with the state Division of Forestry at the division office in Elizabethtown.

    The office where he has spent so much of his time working has been open since 1949, helping with forest fire control, assisting with forest management, inspecting logging work for water quality violations, running educational programs in schools and conducting other work.

  • COLUMN: Managing the calving season

     Providing sound management during the calving season can mean more live calves and more profit. Some reminders on specific things a producer can do to limit calf loss include:

    Separate first-calf heifers from mature cows. Calving difficulty can run as high as 30 to 40 percent for 2-year-old heifers compared to just three percent for mature cows. Place them in a small, accessible pasture near a corral where assistance can be given if needed.

  • 4-H Calendar - Feb. 27, 2013

     Explorers

    The 4-H Explorers will meet 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Extension office.

     

    Kids Choice

    The 4-H Kids Choice Club will meet 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Extension office.

     

    Photography Club

    The 4-H Photography Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. March 1 at the Extension office.

     

    Wranglers Horse Club

    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. March 5 at the Extension office.

  • Farm Calendar: Feb. 20, 2013

     Kentucky Alfalfa Conference 

  • PHOTO: Sandhill cranes return to area

     A small flock of sandhill cranes picked through a field near Creekfront Park in Hodgenville last week. Larger flocks can be spotted along Harned-McCubbins Road.